Governor Malloy’s proposed budget for FY 2017 cuts state spending by $570 million. The departments of Social Services ($61 million), Developmental Services ($55 million) and addiction and mental health services ($71 million) face the largest cuts. According to the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance’s analysis, 72% of the cuts ($408 million) come from nonprofit providers, which will again face an uphill battle meeting the needs of the low-income families they serve. The Governor’s proposal does not specify which programs will be cut. It gives the authority to each agency head rather than the General Assembly.
Source: CT Association for Human Services, 2/10/16, CT Budget Cuts